Your Fur Ball, Lego Shipbuilding Hampton Roads Weekend


It’s the first weekend of February! This weekend is for the dogs with the 2017 Peninsula SPCA Fur Ball and the 2017 Paws for Art Gala in Suffolk.

Over at Nauticus, the whole family can have some fun with the 6th annual Lego Shipbuilding Contest.

Also Newport News Restaurant Week is ending this weekend. Check out our guide with a map of the participating restaurants and taste the cuisine of the Peninsula.

See anything we missed? We want to know about it! Send us an email: info@hrscene.com or submit your events to our calendar by clicking here.

All Weekend

Hampton

Friday – Sunday | Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition | Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
This open exhibition will include established artists with lengthy resumes, as well as young or emerging artists who are beginning their journeys as artists.
FREE

Friday & Saturday | 2017 World Class Invitational | Hampton Coliseum
The World Class Invitational is hosted by World Class Gymnastics. Levels 3-10/Open plus Xcel. Modified Capital Cup Format for Women.
Click here for ticket information

Norfolk

Friday – Sunday | A Streetcar Named Desire Presented by Virginia Stage Company | Wells Theatre
No show could be more perfect for the Grand Reopening of the Wells Theatre. The building’s magnificent architecture and Williams’ towering masterpiece represent the best in American creative achievement.
Click here for ticket information

Friday – Sunday | Gospel Jamz | Mount Herman Baptist Church
Local musical talent giving back to the community.
FREE

Newport News

Friday – Sunday | FREE Admission Weekend | Peninsula Fine Arts Center
The first full weekend of every month, when an exhibition is on view, PFAC offers FREE ADMISSION!

Friday & Saturday | 42nd Street | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, “42nd Street” tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer.
Click here for ticket information

Suffolk

Friday & Saturday | Friends of the Library Book Sale | 300 Carolina Road
The Friends of the Library hold a monthly book sale, the revenue of which is used to support library programs. Peruse thousands of used books, magazines, movies and more.
FREE

Friday

Hampton

8 p.m. | Michael Lington & Jonathan Fritzén | The American Theatre
Michael Lington is a visionary and a dreamer. He thinks outside the box whether it is in music or other areas of life. Jonathan Fritzén was a triumphant musical prodigy. Between these two Jazz geniuses, you will be taken on the most pleasurable musical ride.
Click here for ticket information

Newport News

7 p.m. | 13th annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival | Virginia Living Museum
Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, local restaurant fare and an eclectic mix of live music, entertainment and games. Mingle with friends and colleagues amongst the beautiful museum galleries and exhibits.
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Norfolk

10 a.m. | Writers Coffee Break | Cafe Stella
An informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends enjoy conversation and camaraderie over a (perhaps much needed) coffee break.
FREE

8 p.m. | Appetite For Destruction- Tribute to Guns N’ Roses | The NorVa
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8 p.m. | Classical Mystery Tour | Chrysler Hall
It’s The Beatles! Classical Mystery Tour—four musicians with the same sweet sound and groovy look as Liverpool’s Fab Four—tune up for a concert of classics.
Click here for ticket information

Saturday

Hampton

2:30 p.m. | I Have A Dream | The American Theatre
The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century.
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Newport News

10 a.m. | Wolf the Predator, Groundhog the Prey: Who Will Win? | Virginia Living Museum
Meet “Chesapeake Chuck,” the VLM’s resident groundhog, and learn about the adaptations that he and his relatives use to survive in a world filled with hungry predators.
FREE with Musuem Admission

6 p.m. | Peninsula SPCA’s 10th Annual Fur Ball – Mardi Paws! | Newport News Marriott at City Center
The event will include an evening of cocktails, fine dining with a New Orleans inspired menu, dancing to guests’ favorite tunes, and spectacular silent and live auctions with (new this year) mobile bidding, all in support of the Peninsula’s many homeless animals.
Click here for ticket information

Norfolk

10 a.m. | 6th Annual Brick by Brick: Lego Shipbuilding Contest | Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center
The event is for all Lego shipbuilders regardless of your experience. There is something for everyone and it is great fun for the entire family.
FREE

1 p.m. | Deep River: The Marian Anderson Story | Chrysler Museum of Art
The Virginia Opera celebrates Black History Month with a concert performance on the life of Marian Anderson, legendary singer and activist.
FREE

1 p.m. | Writers Supporting Writers: Talk it out, Write it Out | The Muse Writing Center
Don’t curse your blank screen again–come vent with us, collaborate with us, brainstorm with us, advise us, and get advice from us on the numerous issues related to writing from beginning a short or long project to finding an agent, publisher, mentor.
FREE

8 p.m. | The Legwarmers: The Ultimate 80’s Experience | The NorVa
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Smithfield

7 p.m. | 10th Annual Love & Hope Wine Tasting and Silent Auction for Relay | Gatling Pointe Yacht Club
The Beacons of Hope Relay for Life Team invites for an evening of select wine tastings and food pairings along with a silent auction to benefit Relay for Life. You will get to sample five wines paired with five delicious appetizers, while bidding on some fabulous prizes.
Click here for ticket information

Portsmouth

10 a.m. | Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market | Middle Street Garage
Great finds of all kinds. With more than 70 dealers and vendors exhibiting, you will enjoy hunting through this eclectic collection of unique and antique wares.
FREE

12 p.m. | Ruth Brown: Portsmouth’s Own Queen of R&B | Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum
Celebrate the achievements of one of Portsmouth’s own in a tribute to actress and the Queen of R & B Ruth Brown. This tribute will include a video and photography display of this legendary lady and a concert.
FREE

Suffolk

10 a.m. | Take Your Child to the Library Day | Morgan Memorial Library
Celebrate National Take Your Child to the Library Day by dropping by anytime all day to enjoy fun-filled activities for the whole family! Make a craft, explore sensory bins, and complete a library scavenger hunt.
FREE

2 p.m. | Universal Class Sampler | Morgan Memorial Library
Interested in learning something new? Take online classes through Universal Class to improve your skills in Microsoft Word, Time Management, painting, and more.
FREE

2 p.m. | Mark Nizer: Expect the Impossible | Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts
Mark Nizer is one of the greatest entertainment comedians and jugglers performing today.
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6:30 p.m. | 2017 Paws for the Arts Gala | Suffolk Riverfront Hilton Garden
The event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, a wine bar, a cash bar and live entertainment by local musicians and vocalists. A silent auction will precede a live auction with fabulous art, vacations, tickets to local theatre and sporting events, spa packages and much more.
Click here for ticket information

Virginia Beach

9 a.m. | SGK 2017 Gun Show | Virginia Beach Convention Center
SGK Gun Shows carries on the uniquely American tradition of Gun Shows. Catering to dealers and public alike, SGK currently produces gun shows on the East Coast.
Adults $10, children 14 and younger free with adult 21 years or older

Williamsburg

10 a.m. | Toano Icy 8K, Frosty 5K and Fun Run | Toano Middle School
This event is available in three different lengths – Icy 8K, Frosty 5K and a one-mile fun run. Plenty of great food from local sponsors and awards after inside Toano Middle School. This race benefits the mini grant program for Toano Middle School.
FREE

11 a.m. | 3rd annual Asian Festival | Williamsburg Pottery
Our annual Asian Festival is one to celebrate a multitude of cultures through dance, music, demonstrations, food and wine. Watch Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Lion & Dragon Dances, Korean Nanta, Taekwondo, and taste authentic food and drinks.
FREE

Sunday

Newport News

8:30 a.m. | GameDay 10k/5k | City Center at Oyster Point
The Super Bowl Kick-Off event of the year is back with the GameDay 5K/10K! This Super Bowl Sunday tradition features a race through City Center in Newport News and finishes with the biggest tailgate in Newport News.
FREE for spectators, Click here for registration information

2:30 p.m. | Sunday Funday | Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Designed for our preschool-aged art lovers and their families. Kid-friendly panel copy for our youngest visitors; themed storytime and art activity; gallery hosts with fun facts and family tours. Hands-On For Kids Gallery will feature a giant look and activities to learn about weaving and beading.
FREE

Norfolk

1 p.m. | History Talk | Moses Myers House
Special tour focuses on the enslaved servants who worked at the home of a prominent merchant family.
FREE

6 p.m. | Big Game Party | The Barrel Room
Table packages available for parties of six or more. Packages include drinks, Barrel Room Wings, Housemade Pretzels and Beer Cheese and Baked Nachos.
To purchase your table package call 757-625-2337

Virginia Beach

10 a.m. | SGK 2017 Gun Show | Virginia Beach Convention Center
SGK Gun Shows carries on the uniquely American tradition of Gun Shows. Catering to dealers and public alike, SGK currently produces gun shows on the East Coast.
Adults $10, children 14 and younger free with adult 21 years or older

Williamsburg

2 p.m. | Barbie Career Exploration Day with Girl Scouts | Camp Skimino
During the event, girls are invited to take part in Barbie career exploration activities while parents can learn more about and register their girls for Girl Scouts. Girls will earn their first Girl Scout patch at the event, and all girls who register as Girl Scouts at the event will be entered to win a Girl Scout Barbie.
FREE

Ongoing

Williamsburg

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion | Colonial Williamsburg (Through February 20)
The rink is located in front of the John Blair House at 311 Duke of Gloucester Street. Daily admission to Liberty’s Ice Pavilion is $12 for skaters ages 13 and older and $10 for ages 3-12.
Skate rental is available for $4.25